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by NotExcessive
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:00
Forum: Hardware
Topic: After removing Pulseaudio, how do you reenable volume keys?
Replies: 3
Views: 528

After removing Pulseaudio, how do you reenable volume keys?

I've just taken out Pulseaudio from my Gnome version of v5.3 so that the microphone input finally works with Skype. I'm using alsa, and everything works fine (including volume control applet) except that of course now that the pulseaudio server is gone, my laptop's function keys for volume up/down n...
by NotExcessive
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:32
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

Thanks - yes I saw the kernel version leap out at me. I'll give this a shot over the weekend.
by NotExcessive
Wed Aug 18, 2010 23:25
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

I see 256.44 didn't get there: # eix -I nvidia-drivers [U] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers Available versions: [M]71.86.11!s 96.43.14!s 96.43.16!s (~)96.43.18!s 173.14.22!s 173.14.25!s (~)173.14.27!s 185.18.36-r1!s (~)190.53-r1!s (~)195.36.15!s 195.36.24!s (~)195.36.31!s (~)256.35!s (~)256.44!s {acpi cus...
by NotExcessive
Wed Aug 18, 2010 16:46
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

OK here's what I've done: I've nuked AMD32_G from the laptop, and installed the Aug-11 DAILY for AMD64_G. Everything else seems to work as before, with the exception of Skype, which now won't work with the inbuilt camera any more (mic input never worked anyway). I emerged the 256.44 nvidia driver as...
by NotExcessive
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:53
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

I'll have to check that - the log file is from when I started the system up from USB, did "eselect opengl set nvidia", tried compiz, crashed to the white screen, went back to a command line and did a "killall compiz" to get me back to a normally functioning X. Out of curiosity, I've also just tried ...
by NotExcessive
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:59
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

This is the entire content of the log file: X.Org X Server 1.7.7 Release Date: 2010-05-04 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.31-server x86_64 Current Operating System: Linux sabayon 2.6.34-sabayon #1 SMP Mon May 31 16:00:15 UTC 2010 x86_64 Kernel command line: initrd...
by NotExcessive
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:16
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

Yes, it started off with xorg-x11 selected, and I changed it to nvidia, but invoking compiz causes the hung-white-screen-of-death, and console shows an error message along the lines of it can't find xgl, so I'll assume that this particular build of AMD64_G is broken.
by NotExcessive
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:54
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

No I'll try and get it onto the system as an i7 with 8GB of RAM is too good to waste on 32 bits :) Just as a point, if there is no "compiz-fusion" command in the live distro (as there wasn't in the August 11 one that I have), and I invoke "compiz-manager", it should start up compiz as normal, if the...
by NotExcessive
Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:59
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

I've just downloaded and unetboot'ed the AMD64G version dated August 11. Much to my surprise, it just booted up and runs fine off the USB, although the battery monitor doesn't work (still) and I didn't see the Nvidia splash screen come up - mind you the display still seems to run fine. I didn't find...
by NotExcessive
Wed Aug 11, 2010 16:26
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

I think I read somewhere there was a compatibility issue between the Nvidia driver and the later kernels. When I use unetbootin to install using safe mode, I can get it onto the system. If I use any normal mode (run or installer) then it falls over.